Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0754
FCC 398
Children's Television Programming Report

Report reflects information for the filing period ending: 2002-09-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2007-05-15 13:09:42.976

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
KSWY (analog)
 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
Sheridan WY Sheridan 82801
Licensee Name
Sunbelt Communications Company/Bozeman Trail
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
NBC Rapid City
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
81191 2006-10-01 00:00:00.0
Analog Core Programming
2. State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671(c). 2.53 hours
3. (a) Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. §73.673? Y
(b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 3(a).
4. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program.
Title of Analog Core Program #1 Origin
City Guys (1) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA 8am 11 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The educational objective of this program is to demonstrate how the knowledge of one or more characters in the story moves from one level to a more informed or higher level of knowledge by the end of each episode. This change in knowledge conveys an educational message to the audience which may fall into one or more categories - intellectual-cognitive and/or socio-emotional. The message will always be integral to the plot and present throughout the script. This objective is achieved in this series by exploring the pressures of living in a big city environment where situations are sometimes so difficult and challenging, kids have to learn sophisticated and responsible decision-making to be safe and stay focused. The series follows the encounters and problem-solving of two young men through an eventful school year at Manhattan High and shows teens how to work with their principal, family and friends to be successful.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
11 2 0
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/6/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/28/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Title of Analog Core Program #2 Origin
ALL ABOUT US NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA 8:30 AM 11 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on the development of four teen girls who live and attend high school in Chicago. They come from very different family backgrounds, and have different strengths, but share a bond of friendship. Their different talents, perspectives, and family experiences become the platform for illustrating alternative approaches to understanding and solving problems. The overarching goal of the series is to model a learning experience for the audience, where the primary character goes from one state of knowledge to another higher state of knowledge by the end of the episode. Each week, embedded in the story narrative, a lesson is presented to the audience that relates specifically to teen concerns. Topics include inter-racial understanding, using compromise to avoid negative conflict, effective communication with parents, the hazards of risk-taking, saying "NO" to peer pressure, and using logic to solve your problems.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
11 2 0
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/6/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/28/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Title of Analog Core Program #3 Origin
JUST DEAL NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA 9am 11 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on the development of three teens who are uniquely different from one another yet forge deep bonds of friendship through their shared interests and problems. As these three navigate their way through high school, they will deal with all the important issues of adolescence, modeling their problem-solving and decision-making for the teen audience. The overarching goal of this series is to take the viewer from one level of knowledge to a more informed or higher level of knowledge within each episode. This is achieved through the storylines, where one or more of the three main characters will demonstrate active problem-solving and decision-making related to a specific topic. Each week, embedded in an evolving, continuous process of friendship and values clarification, a character will deal with a specific challenge. Topics will include, for example, racial identity, understanding and accepting loss, facing failure, effective communication, conflict management, personal responsibility, service to others, trust and betrayal, academic achievement, life balance, and tolerance.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
11 2 0
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/6/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/28/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Title of Analog Core Program #4 Origin
CITY GUYS (2) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA 9:30AM 11 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The educational objective of this program is to demonstrate how the knowledge of one or more characters in the story moves from one level to a more informed or higher level of knowledge by the end of each episode. This change in knowledge conveys an educational message to the audience which may fall into one or more categories - intellectual-cognitive and/or socio-emotional. The message will always be integral to the plot and present throughout the script. This objective is achieved in this series by exploring the pressures of living in a big city environment where situations are sometimes so difficult and challenging, kids have to learn sophisticated and responsible decision-making to be safe and stay focused.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
11 2 0
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/6/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/28/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Title of Analog Core Program #5 Origin
SKATE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA 10AM 11 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This show focuses on the overarching challenge of teens -- accepting the reality that they must develop a sense of personal responsibility and life purpose even though they will always be tested to embrace a culture of bravado and risk. The main character in this show is academically gifted but he is also trying to become accepted as a radical skater. With his friends, his father, and a variety of other characters who have some impact on his life, our lead shows us how hard it is to be successful in more than one way. The characters come from diverse family situations. Our main character and his father model a trusting and communicative relationship even through very difficult situations. Each week, the story takes the audience from one level of knowledge to another as the main character and his friends learn how to establish priorities, become professional about their work, and develop a good sense of judgment about people and situations.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
11 2 0
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/6/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/28/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Title of Analog Core Program #6 Origin
NBA INSIDE STUFF LTC 8/31/02 NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA 10:30A 8 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This program is a 30 minute news magazine about the players and programs of the NBA. The show features players and coaches in a variety of short segments that communicate a point of view or reveal new information to the audience. The information might be about the game of basketball or it might show another side of the players' lives. Every week the audience sees examples of individual players and the NBA organization in civic endeavors. In some segments specific questions from the audience on topics ranging from developing specific athletic skills to dealing with personal problems are answered by a player. Each episode of the program offers content stressing the value of practice, hard work, and professionalism as a way to achieve one's goals.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
8 1 0
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
7/6/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Title of Analog Core Program #7 Origin
JUST DEAL FTC 9/7 NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA 10:30A 3 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years Y
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
This series focuses on the development of three teens who are uniquely different from one another yet forge deep bonds of friendship through their shared interests and problems. As these three navigate their way through high school, they will deal with all the important issues of adolescence, modeling their problem-solving and decision-making for the teen audience. The overarching goal of this series is to take the viewer from one level of knowledge to a more informed or higher level of knowledge within each episode. This is achieved through the storylines, where one or more of the three main characters will demonstrate active problem-solving and decision-making related to a specific topic. Each week, embedded in an evolving, continuous process of friendship and values clarification, a character will deal with a specific challenge. Topics will include, for example, racial identity, understanding and accepting loss, facing failure, effective communication, conflict management, personal responsibility, service to others, trust and betrayal, academic achievement, life balance, and tolerance.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
3 1 0
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/28/02 N/A N
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming
5. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under, but does not meet one or more elements of the definition of Core Programming. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Complete chart below for each additional such educational and informational program.
[There are no analog non-core program reports.]
Sponsored Core Programming
6. List Core Programs, if any, aired by other analog stations that are sponsored by the Licensee and that meet the criteria set forth in 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Also indicate whether the amount of total Core Programming broadcast by another station increased.
[There are no analog sponsored core program broadcast reports.]
[There are no analog sponsored core program detail reports.]
Digital Core Programming
7. (a) State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream.  
  (b) Did the Licensee broadcast on its main digital program stream the same Children's Core Programming provided on its analog channel?  
  (c) If Yes to 7(b), the Licensee certifies that the representations and children's program information provided with respect to its analog channel apply equally with respect to its main digital program stream.  
    If No to 7(c), submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation.  
8. (a) State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream.  
  (b) State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671.  
9. (a) Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. §73.673?  
  (b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 9(a).
10. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program.
    [There are no digital core program reports.]
11. (a) Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams?  
  (b) If No, submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation setting forth the number of repeats in excess of the repeat limit and the times and dates the episodes involved were aired.  
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming
12. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under, but does not meet one or more elements of the definition of Core Programming. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Complete chart below for each additional such educational and information program.
[There are no digital non-core program reports.]
Sponsored Core Programming
13. List Core Programs, if any, aired by other stations that are sponsored by the Licensee and that meet the criteria set forth in 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Also indicate whether the amount of total Core Programming broadcast by another station increased.
[There are no digital sponsored core program broadcast reports.]
[There are no digital sponsored core program detail reports.]
Other Matters
14. Complete the following for each analog and digital program that you plan to air for the next quarter that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program, identifying whether it is to be broadcast on the station's analog or digital channel or both channels.
Title of Planned Core Program #1 Origin
PREHISTORIC PLANET NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
PREHISTORIC PLANET is based on the award-winning BBC/Discovery series ¡§Walking with Dinosaurs.¡¨ It begins over 200 million years ago with the Triassic Period. Over several weeks, the audience travels through time to the Jurassic, Early Cretaceous and Mid-Cretaceous Periods, which ended 65 million years ago. The dawn of the mammals is then covered, with the series ending just a few million years ago. The objectives of this show are to: „h Expose the audience to a re-creation of the prehistoric world and explain how the animal kingdom might have lived day by day. „h Expose learners to content that will enable them to differentiate and match species to eras, to habitat, and to their respective behavior patterns. „h Expose the audience to information on how and why certain prehistoric beasts were the precursors of species alive today. „h Expose the audience to basic concepts of the life cycle, the food chain, and the process of species survival vs. extinction. „h Expose the audience to content on the development of the Earth¡¦s geography and the relationship of weather, geography, and natural events to the development of different animal species.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
CROC FILES NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA 830AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
CROC FILES takes the audience on world-wide travels with naturalist, adventurer and story-teller Steve Irwin of the Australian Zoo. In humorous and adventuresome episodes, Steve, with his wife Terri and a small crew, travel to different locales to film a wide variety of animal species. The objectives of this show are to: „h Expose the audience to the habitat, behavior patterns and, in most cases, the dangers of most types of non-domesticated animals. „h Demonstrate to the audience how to be safe around wild animals, particularly dangerous predators and poisonous snakes. „h Inform the audience about the life cycle, eating habits and social behavior of different animals. „h Inform the audience about conservation issues and the relationship and importance of different animals to specific ecosystems.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
OPERATION JUNKYARD SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA 9AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
OPERATION JUNKYARD is a reality show that creates teams of kids who are interested in building and inventing, and puts the teams in competitive engineering challenges. The over-arching goal of the program is to show how the basic principles of engineering are accessible to anyone who wants to know ¡§how things work.¡¨ Specific objectives are to communicate to the audience how teams can work successfully under pressure to create working machines and to demonstrate the use of recyclable objects to create something completely different from the object¡¦s original purpose. In each episode, two groups of four kids form teams that actually work under defined time pressures and information limitations. They have to create, from the junk on an ¡§Operation Junkyard¡¨ bus, working machines that spray water, float on water, catapult balls, scoop mud, lift objects or even fill pies. The engineering is diagrammed for the audience to track each team¡¦s progress, and the underlying concepts of the project are explained in everyday terms. After each machine is built, a rousing and sometimes hilarious competition is held to see which contraption succeeds in fulfilling its purpose.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
ENDURANCE NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA 9:30AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
ENDURANCE is an engrossing program that shows the target audience,with typical kids ages 12-16, succeeding at several different physical, intellectual and strategic challenges in order to win a fabulous travel prize. The audience will be exposed to historical information about great feats of endurance, from Houdini¡¦s escape artistry to Sir Edmund Hillary¡¦s ascent of Mount Everest. Each of the 12 competitive challenges is a metaphor for one of these feats of endurance. In addition, there are strategic challenges based on ten character traits that are important for success. Contestants must estimate probabilities and beat the odds. Overall, the competition balances luck or fate against personal effort so that the contestants learn to balance intellect with intuition in developing their winning strategy. Narration and interviews during each episode trace the emotional growth and insights of the contestants, with an emphasis on how the experience of protracted competition and teamwork teaches both social skills and life skills for achieving success with your goals.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
SCOUT'S SAFARI NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA 10AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
SCOUT¡¦S SAFARI follows the development of 14-year-old Scout Lauer, whose divorced parents have to quickly move Scout from her father¡¦s home in New York City to her mother¡¦s home on a game reserve in South Africa. The overarching goal of the series is for our main character, Scout, to model a learning process for the audience that charts her socio-emotional growth as she adjusts to a completely new life in South Africa. By the end of each episode, Scout will have moved from one level of knowledge to a higher level of knowledge or insight. Specific objectives are to show how Scout makes a good transition into her blended family with a stepfather and new brother, makes new friends in a completely different system, understands different religious and cultural belief systems, and defines a place for herself where she feels secure and confident about her future. As the first children¡¦s show actually filmed on location in an African animal reserve, ¡§Scout¡¦s Safari¡¨ will expose the audience to factually accurate content about threats to the natural environment and preserving animal species in their natural habitats.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
STRANGE DAYS AT BLAKE HOLSEY HIGH NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA 10:30AM 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
STRANGE DAYS AT BLAKE HOLSEY HIGH focuses on a group of five young teens who are students at a very unusual boarding school. Strange phenomena happen at the school, and our kids are members of a science club that decides, with the help of their professor, to figure it all out. The initiator of many of their investigative processes is the newest student to the school, Josie Trent. In exploring the larger mystery of why the phenomena occur, our kids also deal with issues relating to their socio-emotional development. The educational goal of the program is to embed scientific content in a narrative story with strong socio-emotional messages. In each episode, one of the main characters models a learning process that relates to their social competence. Each episode also explores science content that relates to resolving an immediate problem or some aspect of the larger mystery. Specific objectives are to expose the audience to content about the physical sciences, such as black holes, worm holes, vortexes, gravity, electricity, satellite transmissions and radio frequencies. Through the characters¡¦ experiments, the audience is exposed to the scientific method, hypothesis testing and analysis of data. Other objectives are to model the development of group cohesion, teamwork, and social competence within the group and between the group and other significant people in their lives.

15. Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. §73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? N
16. Identify the licensee's children's programming liaison.
Name Telephone Number
Barbara Monroy 775-322-4444
Address E-mail Address
1790 Vassar Street bmonroy@krnv.com
City State ZIP Code
Reno NV 89502

17. Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other non-core educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671, NOTES 2 and 3.
THIS WAS AN NBC PASS THROUGH STATION DURING THIS QUARTER OF 2002. NO LOCAL PROGRAMMING FOR COMMERICALS WERE AIRED. KSWY AIRED IN NETWORK PATTERN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING AS RECORDED IN THIS DOCUMENT. NBC DID NOT FEED A 2nd HOME AND PROGRAMS WERE PRE-EMPTED DUE TO SPORTS ONLY.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).

I certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.

Name of Licensee Signature
Sunbelt Communications Company/Bozeman/Bo
Date
5/15/2007
FCC Form 398
March 2006